Famous Honorees and Big Winners at the French Riviera Film Festival

The French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) showcased a host of well-regarded short films from all over the world on our itsahort.com platform, earlier this month. At the end of it all, the big winners from this emerging film festival included…

Short Films that Could Snag Oscars and An April 24 Itsashort Premiere

In a few short days, the film industry’s most prestigious event takes center stage. The 93rd Academy Awards will air this Sunday at 8 p.m. (EST) on ABC. We are especially paying attention to the short film nominees in the…

London Filmmaker Launches COVID-19 Love Story on itsashort.com/motek

Love in the time of COVID-19. No, we’re not talking about a spinoff of Gabriel García Márquez’s literary classic, “Love in the Time of Cholera.” Rather it’s a reference to Eva Lanska’s riveting short series “Motek,” a love story set…

These Sundance Films Have Our Attention, Plus A COVID-19 Short

Sundance, one of the signature film festivals of the season, is a full go, and here are the raw numbers: 71 features, 50 shorts, four indie series, and 14 “New Frontier” projects for the 2021 event, which goes from January…

How this Actress Confronted Personal Tragedy in Her Directorial Debut

Women’s History Month is here, and we are pumped to celebrate the awesome woman filmmakers on our platform. There is one we have been itching to tell you about. Here’s her story: In the realm of film, there aren’t many…

This Chicago Filmmaker is a Rising Star and How Shorts Are Saving the Oscars

Hey, what’s up itsashort.com fam! We hope your 2020 is off to a great start and you’re sticking to those resolutions. One of our resolutions is to spotlight the kickass filmmakers on our awesome platform. Yay! The first artist we…

Sundance 2020 Short Films Announced

Now if you’ve ever considered submitting your short film to Sundance, here’s a metric to consider: Less than one percent. Those were the odds of getting a short film accepted into one of the world’s most prestigious cinematic showcases. Last…

Collected Voices Film Festival Comes to the University of Chicago

Seven peacebuilders travel to an African country grappling with a history of genocide. A man sets up a 26-foot, 200-pound chessboard in downtown Chicago, inviting all comers to compete. A stunning piece of cinema verité highlights the raw and heartening…

What’s Up?! 2019. Oscars so Human

We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no…

What’s Up? Short Film: This is America

The Cannes Film Festival, Cate Blanchett led, women led movement, pic. There are 82 women pictured here, they represent the 82 women who have served as stars  or in leadership positions of movies that were featured in competition at Cannes…over…